Adhering to a voucher for next week’s sixth episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 7, ABC has published five pictures from’Adapt or Die’ which you can check out here.
“Adapt or Die” – The stakes are higher than when, after blowing their pay and damaging that the Zephyr in the process, the staff must scramble to rescue Mack’s parents, rescue S.H.I.E.L.D. out of a chronicom infestation, and fix the ship… all before the next time-jump. Meanwhile, Daisy and Sousa find themselves at a disadvantage against power-hungry Nathaniel Malick and his goons, and Coulson will have to do the thing he does best to be able to save the future, on”Marvel’s Representatives of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” airing Wednesday, JULY 1 (10:00 — 11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
The Chronicoms deserve a great deal of credit for choosing to tweak the timeline both by rescue Wilfred and his son Nathaniel, who must have expired in 1970 as mentioned back in Agents of SHIELD season three, also by going up the schedule of this completely invasive Job Insight from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. When Daisy hacked the computer and watched the danger record on display with names such as Bruce Banner, Victoria Hand, and Robert Gonzales, the allusion quotient went through the roof, particularly considering that the quirky detail the upcoming Hulk was just a child in 1973. They created a feeling of historical depth which other installations have lacked though such references shouldn’t be the measure of the success of an episode.
The only plot contrivance was Mack carrying Yoyo into the Lighthouse, supposedly abandoned the year earlier in the original timeline, as a kind of”date night,” but it actually came as quite sweet although it was developed to place them in a convenient position to begin noticing the changes that the Chronicoms had made to the background they remember. The blue jumpsuits of those agents on site might not have been just like the ones seen in ancient Representatives of SHIELD comics, but they were likely to close enough to evoke an appreciative response from lovers of the print series.
Deke also had some powerful emotional moments, especially in the scenes in which he reminds viewers and Daniel Sousa alike they gave up previous lives; the sole difference between Deke’s death from the future and Sousa’s in the past is that Deke has had more time to correct. But Deke’s worries about his grandparents’ reunion so they can conceive his mommy are also an excellent lead-in into the throat pains Simmons is currently undergoing, placing her together with Yoyo and May together with her mysterious ailment. Enoch’s understanding of her problem, her time during the update of the Zephyr, and her separation from Fitz’s specifics remain to be seen, but we can’t help but be fascinated.
However, needless to say, the moment arrived after Mack had to abort the mission after he watched his parents on the safety monitors to flood the Lighthouse. The way Agents of SHIELD directed the Chronicoms to this cruel strategy by showing Wilfred Malick, making a similar strategic error to rescue his son was magnificent. The climactic scene attracted both irony and pathos to the drama at hand. Even though the Project Insight launching was averted, of having given away the place of the Zephyr, the results will be felt in the episodes to come.
Meanwhile, we’ve got the fallout of Nathaniel Malick witnessing Quake’s energy, an occasion which almost certainly resulted in his interest in Daniel Whitehall’s research into Inhumans that Agents of SHIELD buffs will recall from season two of the series when Jiaying was experimented by the German Hydra contingent. While it’s uncertain how his questions might cause danger for Inhumans such as Yoyo and Daisy or for the group at large, it surely can’t lead to anything good, as well as the possibilities for where the story might head from below are just as enticing as the prosperity of Marvel tie-ins present in this week’s outstanding episode.